Hamlet Act 2

Polonius sends Reynaldo to Paris to check-up on Laertes
Who says the following lines: “No hat upon his head, his stocking fouled, / Ungartered, and down-gyved to his ankle, / Pale as his shirt, his knees knocking each other…” Ophelia
Who is Ophelia describing in the following lines: “No hat upon his head, his stocking fouled, / Ungartered, and down-gyved to his ankle, / Pale as his shirt, his knees knocking each other…” Hamlet
Polonius think Hamlet is mad because Ophelia’s rejection has been too much for Hamlet; Hamlet is heartbroken.
Who does Polonius plans to tell about Hamlet’s visit to Ophelia’s room? Claudius
Who is Gertrude speaking to in the following lines: “He hath much talked of you,And sure I am two men there is not living to whom he more adheres.” Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have come to Elsinore to find out why Hamlet is acting so strangely and to report their findings to Claudius
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern finally meet with Hamlet, and Hamlet discovers they were sent for by the King. How does Hamlet describe his personal problems to them? He tells them he used to think the world was wonderful, but now he feels differently, and he has no delight in man or woman.
What is Polonius’s plan for testing his theory about Hamlet’s madness? He wants to have Hamlet meet Ophelia. He (Polonius) will hide and eavesdrop on the conversation.
Why does Hamlet say to Polonius, “For the satirical rogue says here that / old men have gray beards, that their faces are / wrinkled, their eyes purging thick amber and plumtree / gum, and that they have a plentiful lack of wit.” He is insulting Polonius by calling him old, wrinkled and weak.
What arrangement does Hamlet make with Player 1? He arranges to have several of his own lines put into the play.
What message does Claudius receive from Voltemand about Fortinbras? Fortinbras’s uncle has redirected him to attack Poland, and Fortinbras is asking for safe passage through Denmark to carry out that attack.
The fact that the audience knows the Ghost has informed Hamlet of the details of his murder is an example of: Dramatic irony
What literary device is exhibited in the following line: “Denmark’s a prison”? metaphor
Who says, “Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, / and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, / I will be brief.” Polonius
Who says, “Though this be madness, yet there is / method in ‘t.”.”? Polonius
Who says, “The play’s the thing / Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.”? Hamlet
Who says, “You were sent / for, and there is a kind of confession in your looks / which your modesties have not craft enough to / color.”? Hamlet
Who says of himself, “But I am pigeon-livered and lack gall /To make oppression bitter /or ere thisI should have fatted all the region kites / With this slave’s offal.” Hamlet
What’s the significance of this quote: “The play’s the thing / Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.”? The quotation is an example of Hamlet’s tragic flaw: his indecisiveness. Hamlet spends too muchtime thinking about what to do rather than doing anything. Instead of confronting Claudius directly, he hides behind the actors and asks them to recreate the murder scene.
Why have Rosencrantz and Guildenstern mentioned the theatrical troupe to Hamlet? The performance has been arranged for Hamlet’s pleasure. Hamlet is familiar with this particular traveling group from his days at university and he enjoyed their performances in the past. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are hoping to impress Hamlet because he is a prince and heir to the throne.

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